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MPEG The first image in this sequence is Chandra's 900- by 400-light year mosaic of the Milky Way's center. Next, the view zooms into a smaller region where Chandra has found some 2,000 individual X-ray sources. Finally, Chandra's view of the area immediately surrounding Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, is shown. As part of a long-term monitoring program, Chandra found several variable X-ray sources. This variability suggests these sources are in systems... Topic: What -- Sagittarius Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/gctr_bin/animations.html
Scenario Dismissed by Chandra Results. MPEG This sequence of artist's renderings shows the scenario ruled out by the latest Chandra results. In this model, a cluster with both low (red) and high (blue) mass stars is drawn toward the black hole. Eventually, the strong gravitational forces would rip the cluster apart, sending its constituent stars into orbit around the black hole. [Runtime: 0:10] View Still Images [ http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/sgra/more.html#sgra_2panel ] Topic: What -- Sagittarius Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/sgra/animations.html
Images of Light Echo at Galactic Center. MPEG This sequence shows the location of the light echo at the Galactic Center by placing it in context with other Chandra observations of the region. The light echo is produced when X-rays from the Milky Way's giant black hole bounce off surrounding gas clouds. The light echo is found approximately 50 light years away from Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A*, for short), the supermassive black hole in the Galactic Center. [Runtime: 0:25] Topic: What -- Sagittarius Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/gcle/animations.html